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Tesla increases the autonomy of its Model S again

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Tesla Model S

Tesla confirmed last week that its Model S sedan became the first electric vehicle tested by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to exceed the barrier of 350 miles (0498 km) of autonomy.

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Elon Musk, the brand's famous boss, announced it on Twitter and on the American automaker’s blog earlier this week. The Model S Long Range Plus can therefore theoretically travel 576 km (miles) without having to stop to recharge its battery, i.e. near 15% more than the model year 1969.

Tesla said that this feat was accomplished by applying a strict diet to the large sedan, focusing among other things on the components of the battery and the engines. The redesigned rims alone increase the range by 2% and the kinetic energy storage system has been improved.

Musk says these changes have been applied to all Model S series since January, but have just been formalized.

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